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I must congratulate Dr. Rajesh Rajani for bringing out an excellent issue on "Coronary Interventional Cardiology".

Dr. BK Goyal who is a Senior Cardiologist and Dean of Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences has done so much for this institution. Not only that he has done much work for his other Cardiologist colleagues of our country.


This year he has arranged one of the biggest Cardiological meet on "1st World Congress of Interventional Cardiology" in Oct 99. Thus it was very appropriate that this issue is dedicated to him.

Lina Deodhar et al from Bombay Hospital on Page 253 present their work on drugs resistance in tuberculosis. Their findings of 25.2% strains resistant to both rifampicin and isoniazid is very important and should be confirmed by other laboratories. In future more specialists should send for sputum culture and drug sensitivity in patients suspected of having MDR tuberculosis.

On page 259 Kedar Ganla et al from Wadia Maternity Hospital report their findings of tocolytic efficacy of Nifedipine. They showed that this drug is a better tocolytic agent than isoxsuprine.


Nifedipine and Verapamil were used by Dhar and K Farzan in rats to study the effect on water and electrolytes balance. Their interesting observations are shown on page 263.


On page 268 H Chiniwala et al from Bhagwati Municipal Hospital, Borivli have reported effect of primary lengthening and resuturing rupture of tendoachilles in a large series of 10 patients with fairly good results.


Methotrexate has been used on a large scale in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. On page 271 S Rao and Hishikar from Cama Hospital report the use of this drug as an alternate to operative abortion for termination of pregnancy.


On page 273 Satoskar and Salvi from GS Medical College report their experience of operative intervention for delivery of dead foetus, thus helping in reducing the maternal mortality.


Pherwani et al from Hinduja Hospital on page 276 report their interesting findings on estimation of hydrogen peroxide levels in the blood and urine of normal infants and infants with sepsis. Many more such studies are welcome in order to help the clinician to treat patients with sepsis.

D Balsarkar et al from LTMG Hospital on page 333 report a very rare case of primary thyroid tuberculosis. It should be noted by all practitioners in our country.


While Bonshahi et al from Nair Hospital on page 336 present a case of spinal tuberculosis involving D1 vertebra, thus adding information to the fact that Kochs can affect any area of the spine.


R Verma et al on page 342 from KJ Somaiya Medical College report a very rare and interesting case of Caroliís disease of liver which was picked up by ERCP. It is possible that in modern days an MRCP will pick up this similar disease, without using invasive procedure.

Shilpa Rao, et al from Topiwala Medical College on page 344 report a very interesting and rare case of Leiomyoma in the ileum which was the cause of massive gastrointestinal bleed.


While same authors on page 349 report case of lymphoma of the terminal ileum in a 64 years male who presented with abdominal pain, vomiting and an abdominal lump.

And finally Abhang Prabhu et al from GS Medical College report on page 355 a very rare case of Uterine arteriovenous malformation which was causing menorrhagia.


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